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The robot that can catch

Art-bot artists such as Bill Vorn or Morgan Rauscher can maybe take into account for their next works the new robot arm developed by Lausanne-based Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). ...

Media arts in retrospective at Tokyo’s ICC

On a Saturday afternoon in west Shinjuku, the corporate-sponsored NTT InterCommunication Center is hardly crowded. Like much of above-ground Tokyo, its interior consists of pristine white walls, orderly displays and impeccably polite staff. Yet unlike the nearby train station, the gallery space is quietly controlled, gently paced and altogether welcoming. Not quite media art for dummies, but wholly accessible. ...

Plastikman Bundle with Subpac system

Techno music pioneer Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) is already known for his taste of using and developing new technologies during his live shows and DJ sets. ...

Light my bulb

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Museum of post digital culture

In 2013, symposium of post digital culture has gathered artists, sociologists and cultural philosophers to discuss the current state of contemporary cultural production in relation to new technologies. This event originates the Museum of Post Digital Culture, an online museum that firstable archives the symposium’s contibutions, but also gives a continuity to it. ...

Sound Ways Soundtrack

Collectif MU has created a new app, Sound Ways, for its summer project Bande Originale, a new geolocalized sound itinerary around Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris. ...

BAINS NUMERIQUES: connected territory

The Eighth Biennale Internationale des Arts Numériques of Enghien-les-Bains is a new occasion to underline stakes of “connected territory” at the city’s scale. ...

"Hackers on the Runway", conferences about luxury and digital

Hackers on the Runway Conference is an exclusive two days event taking place on July 1st and 2nd 2014, in Paris. This new global conference asks one key question: How can luxury thrive in the digital age? ...

[NYC] Eva & Franco Mattes: From Internet Ennui to the Dark Web

Remember the good old days, when the Web was gray, text was black Times New Roman, links were blue and you went to check your e-mail in a cybercafe? Then came color, blinking caps, animated .gif, .jpg, .mpg and .wav, not to mention fumbling, prepubescent javascript. Soon we spoke of Net Art, pioneered by mysterious artistic duos who hijacked HTML, subverted our expectations and operated under URLs such as jodi.org and 0100101110101101.org ...

Floating lights at MAPPING festival

Central location of the 10th Mapping Festival edition - Geneva’s key event within digital arts field -, the exhibition space of Le Commun offered an astonishing and immersive venture through a set of installations dedicated to floating and oscillating lights experiences, whether intense or more spectral. ...

Handmade cinema by Yro

Elie Blanchard, alias Yro, is a pionneer in audiovisual live, that he has promoted through Visionsonic Festival in Paris. He's specialized in objects' live handling. Public is in front of process and gesture that form pictures and sounds. ...

[Call for entries] art and artificial life

Vida is an international contest about art and technologies dedicated to artificial life. The sixteenth call for project is launched until July 31st, 2014. The artwork you propose must be recent, dated after 2012. It must concern reflections on life, the complexity of living systems and the methods adopted to interpret this concept in the current context. Four prizes will be awarded : ...

[NYC] Alt art fair Cutlog inhabits Lower East Side landmark

As the high-profile Frieze Art Fair raged on Randall’s Island and the Whitney Biennial wrapped up its very last weeks on the Upper West Side, new kid on the block cutlog New York celebrated its second edition from May 8-11, 2014, inhabiting every hidden nook and cranny of the iconic Clemente on the alternative Lower East Side. ...

Tangible Orchestra, light and sound playground

Tangible Orchestra is a light and sound interactive installation. Cylinders are arranged in the public place. Every time a person approaches it, sensors activate a different sound by cylinder, and its intensity is translated into light by LEDs. When several people go through the space, sounds fit together to create a music that composes the soundtrack of the moment. ...

Exhibitions of Ryoji Ikeda in Nantes from June 27th till September 21st 2014

Pioneer in the synergic experiences between images, sounds and spaces, Ryoji Ikeda continues to explore these infinite fields by associating notions of mathematics and quantum physics. His work is the object of an exhibition which will take place in “Le Lieu Unique” in Nantes, from June 27th till August 31st as part of “Le Voyage à Nantes” and from 15 till 21 September on the occasion of the festival Scopitone.   ...
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